Advocacy, Independent Visitor and Mentoring Service

Advocacy, Independent Visitor and Mentoring Service

The Aim of this service is to ensure that all children who are looked after or receiving targeted services have access to a service which allows their voice to be heard. Blackpool Council

The Provision of an Advocacy, Independent Visitor and Mentoring Service
AIM OF THE SERVICE

 
The Aim of this service is to ensure that all children who are looked after or receiving targeted services have access to a service which allows their voice to be heard, and which will contribute to their participation in developing the services they receive, as supported by the Children Act 1989 and 2004 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the Human Rights Act 1998.
 
To ensure that all children and young people have access to a service which allows their voice to be heard and which will contribute to their participation in developing the services they receive
 
To ensure that children and young people have their aspirations raised, developed their social, personal and emotional skills, enjoyed new experiences and developed wider friendship circles
 
To ensure that children and young people progress in their transition into and through adolescence to adulthood, with increased skills and confidence.
 
Objectives of the Service

To ensure that children and young people are supported to be heard and enabled to contribute to decision making that affects their lives
 
To promote Advocacy, Independent Visitor and Mentoring Service in order to ensure children and young people have an understanding of and gain access to services they need or are entitled to
 
To ensure that children and young people are informed of their rights
 
To offer independent and confidential support, advice, befriending, mentoring and representation to/for individual children and young people who require it
 
DETAILS
 
The arrangement will take place in the form of a block contract for one year, with the potential and option to extend on a one plus one year basis; this will be subject to availability of further funding and satisfactory performance. Bidders will be required to cost the service based on indicative numbers as part of the tender (ITT) documentation. The total payable will be an inclusive value and fully inclusive of every aspect of the service required and will include all on-costs. There will be no additional budget for items such as resources, travel costs (including all travel time and mileage), work preparation time, cost of activities etc.
 

The contract start date is 16th July 2012. Confirmation that the start date can be achieved will be required if successful at PQQ stage as part of the ITT stage. It is of the opinion of the Blackpool Council that TUPE transfer will apply to this contract. However, it is the responsibility of the successful Contractor to fully satisfy himself of this.
 
This Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) is the first part of the tender process.  Prospective contractors are invited to complete the PQQ and return it no later than 12.00 noon 12th March 2012 via the Chest.  Please note that this Tender will be conducted by the restricted process therefore full timescales will apply for the return of documentation; please see the timetable on page 9 for full details. The Council will evaluate the information submitted in accordance with the evaluation criteria outlined in this document.

Contact:
Mrs Liz Scanlan
Email Address:
liz.scanlan@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone:
01253 478989
Fax:
01255 478594
Address:
Blackpool Council
Clifton Street Offices
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY1 1JD
United Kingdom
Key Dates
16/07/2012
15/07/2013
10/02/2012 14:00
12/03/2012 12:00
Other Information
12 (months)
12 (months)
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